LACEY ELKS February2021Elks Care, Elks Share
Officers Trustees Committees
02 WELCOME Valentines Day Dinner Elks bar and lounge
03 Vetrans Committe MC’s Antlers Elks Online
04 Elks Scholarships
2,057 Number of members currently in Lacey Elks
EXALTED RULER - Gary Denson/PER
LOYAL KNIGHT Debbie Porter 609-661-8073 [email protected]
LECTURING KNIGHT Shawn Judson 908-783-8073 [email protected]
ESQUIRE Joel Balazinski Sr 732-998-4530
CHAPLAIN Looking for a Chaplain TILER
INNER GUARD Vincent Martini/PER 609-693-2296
SECRETARY Tracey Godier [email protected]
TREASURER Sue Godier 609-242-1816 [email protected]
Ambrose Gmeiner 5 years (Appointed) 609-472-0093
Chuck Gaal 4 years 609-548-2435 [email protected]
Lou Provenzano 3 years 201-954-9682 [email protected]
Gary Denson/PER 2 years 609-489-3844 [email protected]
Bill Kanze/PDD 1year 845-721-5614 [email protected]
Erin Curtiss Presiding Justice 908-839-0228
Facebook Pages, BPOE Lacey Elks or Lacey Elks Lodge
Lacey Elks Website is laceyelks.net & Constant Contact Bill
Kanze/PDD @ 845-721-5614
Past Exalted Ruler Assoc.
Americanism (Looking for a Chairman/Chairwoman
Charitable Committee Tara Arce 908-600-0876
Scholarship Committee Trudy Stolte 201-327-1241
Youth Activities, Batter’s-up, Soccer Shoot, Hoop Shoot,
Sickness & Distress Millie Roberts 609-693-9156
Safety Committee Chuck Gaal 609-548-2435
Membership Committee Gloria Mako 732-710-1460 Antler Advisers
Shawn Judson 908-783-0121 Lana Ostrowski 609-709-6008
Kayla Barletto @732-575-0561
Elks Merchandise Bill Kanze/PDD @848-721-5614
House Committee Lou Zigarelli/PER 732-267-6995 Gloria
Bar Manager Kelly Gmeiner 848-240-1345
Entertainment Denise McInerney 609-290-5054
Special Children’s Committee Janet DesRuisseau 732-771-5557
Audit Committee Diane DePaul 890-7770 Ambrose Gmeiner
Marina/Dockmaster Dennis McInerney 609-693-4252
Veteran Committee Art Porter 609-582-2973 Deb Porter
MC Committee Vincent Barletto 732-691-2663 Mark Vecchio
Boy scouts Coordinator Bob Stolte/PER 908-614-1148
Elks National Foundation- Bill Kanze PDD 845-721-5614
I have been entrusted in the leadership of Lacey Lodge 2518.
With continued support we will move forward and reach new heights.
We will strengthen the lodge by increasing membership and
motivating those members to participate in lodge activities.
Thank You, Gary Denson PER
Lacey elks will be holding nominations at the Elks lodge at
7:30pm on Thursday February 11th, 2021
Covid 19 information It has been a long journey as we move
through the Covid-19 pandemic. Although many of us may not have
been directly or indirectly affected, we continue to urge all
members and their guests to continue to be vigilant.
Should you and or your guests have any of the following
symp-toms, please remain home and DO NOT COME TO THE LODGE OR
ATTEND ANY LODGE FUNCTION until symptom free. Our goal is to keep
us all safe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure Fever or
chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue
Muscle or body aches Headaches loss of taste or smell Please wear
your mask, wash your hands frequently and maintain 6-foot social
distancing. Be safe!
Marina News...Bar Staff Wanted!
Bar is OpenMonday -Thurs 4-close
Friday -Sunday 12-closeMonday - Darts
Shuffleboard coming soon!
Valentines Day Dinner
Served Friday February 12th and Saturday February 14th
from 4:30 pm - 8:30pm and Sunday February 14th
from 12 pm -6:30 pm Enjoy!
Valentines Day Dinner Valentines Day Dinner Served Friday
February 12th and Saturday February 13th from 4:30 pm - 8:30pm and
Sunday February 14th from 12 pm -6:30 pm
All Slip Holder Contracts have been mailed out for the 2021
season. If your contract has not been returned with your
information & payments that slip will be as-signed to a member
on our waiting list.
January 1st. Your 2nd Marina Slip Payment WAS due. All slip
holders were required to have their second payment in at this time
as well as all of your boats informa-tion. Your Current
Registration, Elks Card and Insurance Declaration Page must
accompany your payment if not presently turned in for the 2021
season to date.
Construction Has Been On Going In Our Marina and again we thank
everyone that has cooperated in the emptying of their dock
Another Section Of our Bulkhead is Being Replaced, lo-cated from
our boat ramp south to slip # 1. New Water/Air lines are also being
Our Corn-Hole league is played every Tuesday at 6:00 pm in our
bingo room, for more information, please call Charlie Davis
@201-640-5423 or email [email protected]
Antlers help out.The Antlers Giving Tree was very successful.
The Antlers were able to provide 28 children with Christmas
presents . A huge Thank you to the MC for adopting a family of 5
and providing gift cards for them . Thank you to the charitable
committee for providing Shop Rite gift cards so the families were
able to have Christmas dinner. Thank you to many members for
donations and for pitching in with wrapping gifts . A huge thank
you goes out to Dan Troise and Samantha Swain, Lana Ostrowski for
helping to Organize and deliver gifts. - Shawn Judson
Lacey Elks Vetrans ComittieeLacey Elks Veteran committee is
working on putting together 10 more Homeless Veterans Kits.
Elks MC’sThe MC’s monthly meetings the first Tuesday of the
month at 7 pm. The next one will be March 2nd. Thanks Mark
Recruit new members
I have ordered 26 items for each kit, including kitchen set,
bathroom accessories, silverware, clocks, pil-lows, towels, vacuum
cleaner, microwave, toaster, lamps, etc. These pieces will be
transferred from my house to Lodge to be ready for State Vet
Committee call for a homeless Veteran entering new housing.
So far the Veteran Blue Claw game to take Vets to a ball game is
still in the works for this summer. Waiting for call from Lakewood
Blue Claws for possible day game.
We are still not having monthly meetings for
Vet committee so please stay tuned for further info.
Thanks, Art n Debbie Porter, Veteran
OUR DOCK COMMITTEE Has been working weekly in this cold weather
to maintain our marina to stay as one of the best in our area. If
you’re interested in joining this fine group, contact the marina
office or see any of our dock crew members working on Tuesdays.
BOAT LAUNCHING RAMP is open seven days weekly, 24 hours a day.
Ramp Fees are ten dol-lars $ 10.00 for guest and seven dollars $
7.00 for Elk Members. Thank you to our duck hunters that have been
active on ramp use this winter. Tight Lines & Calm Seas Marina
Office: 609-693-4252 Dennis R McInerney
Renew your membership
Our New Facebook pages
Webmaster: Bill Kanze [email protected] 3
Past Exaulted Rulers Raymond Kalinowski* 1974-1976
John Cassiero 1976-1977
William Moreau* 1977-1978
Raymond Kalinowski* 1978-1979
Kenneth Dunster* 1979-1980
Frank Cuomo* 1981-1982
Robert Benz* 1982-1983
William Murray* 1983-1984
Donald Robertazzi* 1985-1986
Hank Saffer* 1986-1988
Edward Krusieski* 1988-1989
Richard Marshall 1989-1990
Joseph Exel* 1990-1991
Robert Lionetti* 1991-1992
Hugh Palfini* 1992-1993
Joseph Lake* 1993-1994
Mike Dadetto 1994-1995
Edward Kotsch 1995-1996
Charles Henninger 1996-1997
William Hoesten 1997-1998
KELLY BRENNAN [email protected]
DEIRDRE CALLAGHAN Art Director609 312 8544
ScholarshipsLegacy Scholarships-- Do you have a child (step
child) or grandchild (step grandchild)? If so, two legacy
scholarships are still available. The first is our Lodge
Legacy Scholarship. This is for high school
seniors. Email me at [email protected] and
I will email you the application. Encourage
you relatives to complete the application and
forward it to me before the deadline, April
The second legacy scholarship is the NJ State
Family Scholarship. This is for high school
seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or
juniors. Students can receive this scholar-
ship more than once. The application will be
available on line at www.NJelks.org on or
about April 15, 2021. It will be due June 30,
2021. Make sure you submit the completed
application to the Lacey Lodge secretary at
least one week before this deadline. It must
be certified and then mailed to the State.
The final scholarship is the NJ Elks Vocational
Scholarship. This scholarship is for any H.S.
senior (or within one year of graduation) that
is not attending a traditional 2 or 4 year col-
lege but plans to obtain other post secondary
education. This application is also available
on line at www.NJelks.org after March 1, 2021
and is due May 15, 2021.
If you have questions give me a call.
Trudy Stolte, Scholarship Chairman
Newsletter created and designed by Deirdre Callaghan
Committee Report: The Elk Elks National Foundation is selling
hearts for a donation of $5.00 each to be hung up in the Lounge.
This is the NJ Biggest Heart Contest, and monies raised goes
towards out Per Capita. Please support this important
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Thomas Lenz 1998-1999
Fred Coleman 199-2000
Lester H. Pyle* 2000-2001
Donald K. Tonachio, PDD 2001-2002
Michael Adamski 2002-2003/2003-2004
Richard Bard, PSP 2004-2005
Gary Denson, PST 2005-2006.
Blair Svihra 2006-2007
Felicia Russell 2007-200
Barbara Monti, ST 2008-2009
Edward Eglentowicz, PDD 2009-2010
Marty Czerepuszko 2010-2011
Gary Denson, PST 2011-2012
Rosemary Hein, PVP 2012-2013
Lou Zigarelli, 2013-2014
Gary Denson, PST 2014-2015
JoAnn Crossley, 2015-2016
Robert Stolte, 2016-2017
Don Tonachio, PDD 2017-2018
Mark Warren, 2018-2019
Mark Niro 2019/2020